[tex-live] [pretest] update of xetex failed:

Sebastian sebastian at sebix.at
Mon Apr 28 18:49:50 CEST 2014

Hi Karl,

On 2014-04-27 23:52, Karl Berry wrote:
> Hi Sebastian,
>     xetex: error while loading shared libraries: libfontconfig.so.1:
>     cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
> xetex innately depends on a system-installed libfontconfig, by design.
> There is no way to avoid this.  Before your note, we have never gotten a
> bug report about any missing libfontconfig (and even you said it was not
> actually missing, only that it "could" be -- anything "could" be
> missing), because it is a core part of how any Unix-ish system finds
> fonts these days.  Even headless servers usually end up having X
> utilities installed.
That's where I got the error, on a headless server. As this is very
unusual, and people working on a headless server know what to do with
this error. So, issue invalid :)
>     Is there any procedure which can I use to fix the aborted update
>     process? 
> If you need to ... I doubt you have a pressing need for the xetex flavor
> of the brand-new lollipop format :).
>     From the perspective of an user I don't know what to do
>     after fixing the problem?
> You can rerun the command that failed:
> fmtutil-sys --no-error-if-no-engine=luajittex --byfmt xelollipop
Yes, as tlmgr told that this was failing. But is there something like

tlmgr update --continue

which continues the previous run of tlmgr at the point of failure? From
the output I only know the failing command, but not any others that
would have been run by tlmgr if the one would have not failed.
> Thanks for the report,
> karl

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